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Hair Disorders

Hair Disorders and Diseases (Cosmo)

TermDefinition
Canities Gray hair
Ringed Hair Variety of Canities characterized by by alternating bands of gray and pigmented hair throughout the length of the hair strand
Hypertrichosis Abnormal growth of hair
Trichoptilosis Split ends
Trichorrhexis Nadosa Knotted hair
Monilethrix Beaded hair
Fragilitas Crinium Brittle hair
Pityriasis Dandruff
Pityriasis Capitis Simplex Classis dandruff characterized by scalp irritation, large flakes, and an itchy scalp
Pityriasis Steatoides Severe case of dandruff characterized by an accumulation of greasy or waxy scalp scales mixed with sebum that stick to the scalp in crusts
Tinea Ringworm of the scalp
Tinea Capitis Fungal infection characterized by red papules or spots at the opening of hair follicles
Tinea Favosa Characterized by dry, sulfur-yellow, cup like crusts on the scalp called scutula which have a distinctive odor.
Scabies Highly contagious skin disease caused by a parasite called a mite that burrows under the skin
Pediculosis Capitis Infestation of the hair and scalp with head lice
Furuncle Boil that is acute localized bacterial infection of the hair follicle that produces constant pain
Carbuncle Inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue caused by staphylococci (similar to a furuncle but is larger)
Alopecia Abnormal hair loss
Androgenic Alopecia Hair loss due to age, genetics, and hormonal changes
Alopecia Areata Sudden falling out of hair in round patches or baldness in spots
Postpartum Alopecia Temporary hair loss experienced at the conclusion of a pregnancy
Created by: Tiffy21
 

 



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